Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is perfect combination of high alpine mountain and lake series, which take to the heart of Langtang Valley along with holy Lake of Gosaikunda which is at the elevation of almost 4450 m from sea level. Before reaching Gosaikunda trekkers will encounter with Bhirab Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. Although there is several others high altitude series of Lakes we will explore up to Gosaikunda Only, or depending on circumstance later might hike up toward Surya Kunda that is another big lake after Gosaikunda. Although we are about to start our Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking from Langtang Valley first which give us enough room for acclimatization as last point of Langtang Valley is Kyanjing Gompa which is at elevation of around 3800 m from sea level from where we will descend further down before hiking up toward Gosaikunda Lake. Main reason of choosing this short of itinerary is mainly for creating enough room for acclimatization as well as will be easy trail while descending downhill from Gosaikunda Lake instead of hiking up.
 
Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking can terminate on multiple options as once reaching Gosaikunda Lake trek some people traverse toward Melamchi Village where as some traverse back down to grab jeep or local bus from Dhunche onward toward Kathmandu. This trek will be fully conducted on basis of teahouse and lodges accommodation with guaranteed departure on twin sharing basis throughout trekking period. For more details of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek click on next named details itinerary to grab overall idea about trekking.

Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary


Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel in Thamel
Day 02 – Preparation of permits and pass, Guided Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi
Day 04 – Trek from Syafru Beshi to Lama Hotel
Day 05 – Another journey similar to previous day, we will trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village.
Day 06 - Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa
Day 07 – Early morning side trip to Tserko RI and Trek back to Lama Hotel
Day 08 – Instead of descending down to Syafru Beshi we will divert out trail toward Syafru Gau, which is also known as Thulo Syafru.
Day 09 – Trek from Thulo Syafru to Chandan Bari, we will merge with Gosaikunda Lake trail.
Day 10 – Trek from Chandan Bari to Gosaikunda, our final destination
Day 11 – Explore around lake area in morning we will descend down to Chandan Bari.
Day 12 – Further descend down from Chandan Bari to Dhunche, Final day of Trek cause tomorrow we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 13 – Drive back from Dhunche to we will manage to be in Kathmandu early afternoon.
Day 14 – Farewell, airport drop for final departure or onward on your own.
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel in Thamel
 
As per arrival in Kathmandu you will be assist by our airport representative who will be holding either display board of NEST or your name card who will be assisting you on relocating to hotel at Thamel. Depending upon time schedule, i.e. it is last day to arrive in Nepal, so if everyone arrives within afternoon then a party will be thrown as a welcome dinner or next day will be a welcome dinner.
 
Day 02 – Preparation of permits and pass, Guided Kathmandu City Tour
 
Since we still need to manage for issuing the permits and other formalities because of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek we need to hold one more day in Kathmandu so we will utilize this days with sightseeing in Kathmandu. Starting right after the breakfast we will leave the hotel along with government authorized private city guide who will explain all history and stories behind world heritage sites of Nepal. Late afternoon after exploring Kathmandu Durbar Square we will walk back to Thamel piercing through narrow market of Ason and Indrachowk. Once you arrive to Thamel some time is allocated to be fresh after which we will attend welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine. Our trek guide will also join this section of dinner together and describe certain things about Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking.
 
Day 03 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi
 
Syafru Beshi, which is gateway for Langtang Valley Trek is around seven to eight hour of drive via private jeep. Since last section of trail is quite off road even there are two trekkers only then also we will arrange private jeep mainly because of condition of road. Pasang Lhamu Highway is all about narrow road with frequent sharp turn. Syafru Beshi is big market or village area mostly inhabited by Tamang and Lama, which entirely lies in Rasuwa district.
 
Day 04 – Trek from Syafru Beshi to Lama Hotel
 
First day kicking off trek to Langtang will be easy trail, as all the way we will be following Langtang Khola River and Dense forest. Although trail encounter with minor up and down it is not so much challenging. We will pass through several teahouses and cross numerous suspension bridges before arriving in Lama Hotel. Lama hotel offer series of hotel, as apart from local people hotel and lodges mostly inhabit Lama Hotel.
 
Day 05 – Another journey similar to previous day, we will trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village.
 
With denser forest than yesterday we will still continue toward Langtang Base Camp, not exactly base camp some where beneath Langtang. Once we make a steep climb up through the valley we will leave tree line far behind us beneath the valley, soon astonishing view of Langtang Lirung will reward us. Slowly we will manage to hike up further ahead passing via water driven prayer wheel, Chorten and numerous stone carved with praying mantra of Buddha.
 
Day 06 – Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa,

which is lunch camp very short distance we will directly manage to have lunch in Kyanjing Gompa. Passing through herds of grazing yaks as well as leaving those entire yaks pasture behind we will hike up further toward Kyanjing Gompa passing via one of the largest Mani Wall. (Wall of stone, carved with praying mantra) Talking about Kyanjing Gompa it is surrounded entirely by Himalayas all around, where one can walk around with amazing view of glaciers, icefall as well as snow capped mountain in front.
 
Day 07 – Early morning side trip to Tserko RI and Trek back to Lama Hotel
 
Tserko RI, which is located at elevation of 5,000 m from sea level, is excellent viewpoint for sunrise views. Unlike on the way up toward Kyanjing Gompa Kyanjing Gompa from Lama Hotel it will be easier to descend down through downhill trail following same yak pasture. Once we reach Lama Hotel we might feel in thick air with plenty of oxygen. One more night in big hotel area of Lama Hotel, with amazing cold night in thick air of green forest area.

Day 08 – Instead of descending down to Syafru Beshi we will divert out trail toward Syafru Gau, which is also known as Thulo Syafru.
 
Thulo Syafru, which means Bigger Syafru, is one realistic Lama Village that is mostly occupied by ethnic Lama local people who resemble with Tibetan Peoples too. Trail is comparatively easier in compare to previous day because of gentle nature neither steep up nor steep down, all the way through forest with good trail we will spend our overnight in Thulo Syafru.
 
Day 09 – Trek from Thulo Syafru to Chandan Bari, we will merge with Gosaikunda Lake trail.
 
Passing through similar trail as yesterday we will traverse through pine forest following little bit up hill trail before reaching Chandan Bari. Chandan Bari is beautiful area with couple of hotels and cheese factory. Area is bit flat in nature with grassy plain although in hilly area. Hotels are also very good offering excellent food and warm dining. Local yak cheese from cheese factory should not be missed.
 
Day 10 – Trek from Chandan Bari to Gosaikunda, our final destination
 
Following gentle flat trail up to Laurbina Fedi we will have a lunch in some hotel, from where we need to hike up for a while steeply up before reaching Laurbina from where we will another flat trail but very narrowed and nearly on ridge of hill we will head toward Gosaikunda. For the first we will encounter will one small pond named Saraswati Kunda from where we need to hike up again for a while from where we can view another lake name Bhairab Kunda which looks little big dark and on the next ridge we can see another trail coming from side of Kathmandu, somewhere from Helambu. Passing via lake we will again face final uphill for a couple of minutes after which we will have first glimpse of Gosaikunda Lake along with countable hotel on the start of lake.
 
Day 11 – Explore around lake area in morning we will descend down to Chandan Bari.
 
Since our destination for tonight-overnight stay is not so far we will spend entire morning some exploring lake area. There is another famous area named Trishual Dhara from were we can view aerial view of Gosaikunda with big rock near the edge of Lake. If interested then can make walk around lake area and return back to hotel, either breakfast or lunch in lake area we will start descending toward Chandan Bari.
 
Day 12 – Further descend down from Chandan Bari to Dhunche, Final day of Trek cause tomorrow we will drive back to Kathmandu.
 
All the way steep down from Chandan Bari we will pass view dense green forest, passing through Dimsa, Deurali we are supposed to have a lunch in Deurali where there is only one isolated hotel, however depending on the condition we might have lunch either on Dimsa too near by army check point. It is ladder descent at the last part just at the start point of Dhunche. Passing via Himalayan Mineral Water Factory we will merge with Pasang Lhamu Highway from where few minutes of walk leads us to lodges for our overnight stay.
 
Day 13 – Drive back from Dhunche to we will manage to be in Kathmandu early afternoon.
 
Right after breakfast we will grab our jeep and drive back to Kathmandu passing via same highway. On the way back to Kathmandu we will have a chance to farewell Langtang Ranges, as they are visible from couple of part of highway. As per arrival you will have time to get fresh before post trek meeting at NEST where feedback, suggestion will be collected about Langtang Gosaikunda Treks.
 
Day 14 – Farewell, airport drop for final departure or onward on your own.
 
As per your international flight itinerary transport depart will arrange necessary ground transport on individual basis if your flight itinerary it different. Just in case if you are staying couple of days more in Nepal after your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek then let our representative know who will handle necessary ground transport for your international departure. 
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Equipment list Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 


Major things you need to manage and some things, which we manage for great adventure trekking. Since you will be exploring mostly high alpine area some things should not be missed for comfortable trek. Lets make a list of some basic things –
 
Duffel / Rucksack Bag – We provide water and windproof duffel bag for all individual hikers throughout trekking duration, however it will be necessary for one hard suitcase bag in order to leave unnecessary things and stuffs in Hotel or storage of NEST ADVENTURE.
 
Day Bag Pack – For your basic daily stuffs during walking you will be needing one small day bag pack which should be good enough to fit camel pouch for water, some paper, sunscreen, your valuable like passport, money etc. Normally it should be around 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.
 
Down Jacket – Personal down jacket is recommend for trekking however we provide down jacket for each individual throughout trek duration and should be retuned at the end of trek. We provide down jacket good enough up to minus 15 degree Celsius and we hope this is good enough for trekking.
 
Sleeping Bag – Personal sleeping bag is recommend for trekking however we provide sleeping bag for each individual and should be returned at the end of trek. We provide sleeping bag good enough up to minus 20 degree Celsius and we hope this is good enough for trekking.
 
Sunglass with UV protection, Sun hat and Fleece hat.
 
Good hiking shoes, thin as well as thick pair of socks.
 
Thin and thick gloves with waterproof outer shell.
Tissue paper, toilet paper, hand-wash & basic first aid kit.
 
Light trouser, thick as well thin for multipurpose use.
 
Thick as well as thin jackets for multipurpose use.

 
So these are basic things, which one needs to know in general before heading for the trek and we hope this is good enough for basic info, for further particular queries send us email at info@nestadventure.com
 

 

langtang Gosaikunda Trek information 



As per arrival
 
As per arrival representative of NEST ADVENTURE will greet you in airport’s arrival terminal and shift to hotel in Thamel for first overnight stay in Nepal. For this you need to finish paper work inside arrival terminal in order to get Nepal Entry Visa, which is always arrival visa. So next day will be followed by sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation of trek, introduction with crew member of trek and short pre-briefing of trek and continue trek starting from 3rd day of arrival in Nepal.
 
Accommodation
 
As per booked package either deluxe or budget we will arrange the hotel in Kathmandu accordingly on 3 star / 4 star of budget hotels, as well as accordingly in mountain too on twin sharing basis. As per available and booked we will provide attach bathroom and common bathroom on mountain. While sharing the room with fellow trekkers we will try to arrange for same gender and age group and if someone is looking for single supplement then let us know we will arrange accordingly and let you know the extra charge of single supplement. As well as sometime in mountain during peak season time hotel owner especially in high alpine area refuse to provide single supplement just for shake of business mostly because lack of plenty of rooms and monopoly to, so in such case we might need to adjust.
 
Meals and drinking water
 
Regarding the case of meals during city we provide accommodation on bed & breakfast basis so in Kathmandu we offer breakfast where lunch and dinner will be on your own as per your choice preference and selection of restaurant. In case of mountain area while trekking we offer three meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner from free selection over menu as per available in lodges and tea houses in trekking trail. So normally in such trekking days you can consult with your guide regarding the specialty of dishes so that he can assure for the best-valued dishes. Wide range of food are available ranging from veg item to non-veg and other energetic stuffs like cheese, egg etc.
 
Regarding the case of drinking water normally bottled mineral water as available for purchase of very expensive almost 20 times expensive in last belt of Everest as bottle of mineral water sometimes cost Rs. 380-400 /- so it is better to carry water purification stuffs with you which can be utilized on purifying tap water as there are enough tap water in trekking area as well as hotels offer cold tap water free of cost.
 
Visa Requirement
 
Out of one visa year tourist visa can be obtained of maximum 90 days, which you can directly get as per arrival in international airport or can apply from your home country too but as per arrival will be fine too. It is recommend carrying accurate USD and don’t forget to bring two copies of passport size picture. Extension of visa from middle of stay in also possible for this process of visa extension all you need to do is fulfill form from website of immigration and submit it there with original passport copy. Multiple entry visas will be cheaper in case of money you can consult there directly.
 
International flight to Nepal
 
Nepal is easily accessible from entire word via flight, as we don’t deal with international flight ticket you can consult some other flight booking agencies for detail of cost, transit and other details. For your information no airport tax is applicable for international flight where as Nepali Rs. 200 is applicable for domestic flights which is equal to US $ 2 on basis of exchange rate of 1 USD equals Rs. 100 but sometime might get different by 0.10 / 0.20 USD on basis of exchange rate. Most of time especially in rainy season domestic flight gets canceled because of bad weather however it does not affect international schedules most of the time.
 
Currency and foreign exchange rate
 
In Nepal both coin as well as paper notes are in used however coin are of low value only. But regarding the case of paper note for day-to-day used are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1000. Do not worry about damaged paper note as it there exist clear number of currency on both side it is applicable, one can do anything with paper notes like squeezing, writing over it etc.
 
Since Nepal has fixed exchange rate with Indian currency exchange rate doe directly depend on value on Indian currency, now a day exchange rate of USD is 1 USD equals Rs. 95 in approximate, can check everyday over internet for current exchange rate. And for information about currency that are majorly accepted in Nepal are Indian currency, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, USD, AUD, CAD, GBP, Euro, Swiss Frank, Riyal etc.
 
Travel Insurance
 
Normally while walking in lower elevation steadily, taking enough acclimatization days we can avoid chance of acute mountain sickness however we cannot totally avoid mountain sickness instead we can lower the chance of occurrence by following some rules and paying lot attention for personal hygiene. Since the remote mountain area are not facilitated by motor roads and modern hospital so incase of strong mountain sickened one and only option is to descend as down as possible which is feasible with use of helicopters only. Such kind of expenses in high elevation area extremely off the edge and cannot be offered easily as sometime cost more than one million rupees, so it is better to have a personal health insurance. As we do not deal with such kind of health insurance but we do have good enough information about insurance providing company as some deal very quickly promptly for case where as some try to avoid and create some unnecessary delays in evacuation process. So as per need of information we will let you know some good provider from your region so that it will be easy in worse case in mountains.
 
High altitude sickness
 
Often known as acute mountain sickness are most dangerous things and any one can be victim of AMS apart from their physical strength. There is no such specific medicine for AMS so one needs to be careful from beginning. Major Symptom of AMS is dizziness, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite, weakness and insomnia so in order to rid of AMS major thing is to drink plenty of water and enough acclimatization in high alpine area. Although our crew leader will have adequate first aid medicine and kit sometimes one might need to cancel the trip and descend down in case of increasing symptom of AMS and in case of emergency situation clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

Price: $ 1265 USD
Duration: 19 Days
Accomodation: Normal Tea House and lodge
Altitude Height: 4740
Seasons : March / April / October / November
Level: Moderate
Trip Departure: March / April / October / November
No. of Pax : +2 People
Activities: Driving / Trekking / Walking
Mode of Travel: Driving / Hiking / Trekking

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